It could have had the main characters contract a virus that forces them to relive A Charlie Brown Christmas and it would be the same basic plot.
I doubt A Charlie Brown Christmas
would have them engage in multiple mutinies and literally trying to backstab each other.
While not a great episode, I think it's fairly average. I've always seen the virus as bringing out the already pre-existing tensions between the characters. And, while If Wishes Were Horses
gave us the ballball, this one gives us Sisko's clock. But, seriously, why was he so obsessed with it?